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Garcias match, Wawrinka provides in opposition to Moutet, Halep out, Medvedev simply… What I keep in mind from Monday

The US opening started on Monday, August 29 with Lord’s Day. Earlier than Serena Williams’ long-awaited match – which may very well be the final – Caroline Garcia kicked off the 2022 version completely, the Habs reached the second spherical with out issue, touching the blue-red highway to Flushing Meadows. These are the 11 Frenchmen within the trials on this primary day, after the abrogation of Hugo Grenier, that the profitable defeat was delivered to the folks. World primary Daniil Medvedev certified with out issue.

That was the start of Caroline Garcia

Caroline Garcia is in nice form and it reveals. Stuffed with confidence with the 2 crowns of Warsaw and particularly Cincinnati within the final weeks, the seed quantity 17 of the match continued its momentum to qualify for the second spherical. The 28-year-old dominated Russian Kamilla Rakhimova in doubles (6-2, 6-4). With out the imperial, Garcia dominated the sport from begin to end (32 to six factors to win) with the offensive type of play that has been so profitable lately. She is going to face one other Russian, world No. 60 Anna Kalinskaya, within the subsequent spherical.

A sequence of occasions, which permits the formidable Frenchman in New York, the place he has by no means been past the third spherical; “I’m assured that I can enhance on my finest Grand Slam consequence” [quart de finale à Roland-Garros 2017 et 3e tour à l’US Open]and he mentioned after the victory. The Cincinnati title introduced me numerous constructive vitality. Successful a Grand Slam match was one in every of my targets after I began on the circuit. “My win in Cincinnati modified the best way lots of people had been getting on the market.”

Medvedev trots, Sakkari is scared, Halep in traps

No marvel Daniil Medvedev. The world primary was unfazed in opposition to American Stefan Kozlov (6-2, 6-4, 6-0). The title doesn’t say all the pieces in regards to the work of the defender, removed from the excellence of the depth. However in opposition to the eleventh on the planet, it was typically removed from the requirements of the circuit of individuals within the service of low pace (typically it flashed simply 100 km / h) was sufficient. Kozlov suffered bodily on the finish of the match, making it a bit of simpler to win the world primary in simply two hours (2:01).

The combat between the women turned Maria to Sakkari’s benefit. In Greece, seeded quantity 3, he dominated the German Tatjana Maria, not with out issue (6-4, 3-6, 6-0). If Hellene completed the sport nicely, he was near breaking much more than as soon as, and was main 4-1 within the first set. However they insisted on passing one another between the majors – that they had already crossed paths within the first in Melbourne, and within the third at Wimbledon! -, Sakkari was capable of make the distinction, regardless of his 39 unforced errors.

Simona Halep additionally pushed for the third time and didn’t make it. The previous world primary, seeded quantity 7, was eradicated to everybody’s shock by Ukrainian qualifier Daria Snigur (6-2, 0-6, 6-4). At 20, Snigur performs in his first main competitors. Halep, a candidate for victory after her coronation in Toronto, instantly leaves the US Open, as in 2017 and 2018.

Murray and Berrettini safe, Bautista Agut stumbles

First seed in New York fortnight (No. 17). Affected by Covid-19 earlier than the second spherical at Wimbledon and compelled to lose, the Spaniard was knocked out of his position this season by American JJ Wolf, 87 on the planet, (6-4, 6-4, 6-4). ) No worries, nonetheless, for Mattheo Berrettini, in regards to the seed n° 13, the winner of the Chilean Nicolas Jarry (6-2, 6-3, 6-3), or Casper Ruud (No. 5), who was organized by Kyle Edmund.

Andy Murray, 51st on the planet, was not seeded, so he was a killer feller. Opposing Francisco Cerundolo (n°24), the Scot signed one in every of his finest matches, as a result of he returned to the battle by successful in three units (7-5, 6-3, 6-3). He hadn’t gained a Grand Slam match with out a loss in 5 years.

A wonderful story about Grenier, Rinderknech passes, Tan and Jeanjean break

Hugo Grenier, a repeat offender. As at Wimbledon, the 26-year-old misplaced within the third qualifying spherical earlier than ending as a fortunate loser… and successful the primary spherical! After changing Paulo Andujar, injured within the arm and dropping on the final minute, the Frenchman, on the planet 119, gained in opposition to the Argentinian Tomas Martin Echeverry (4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4); his first victory on the US Open. Matthew Berrettini’s face within the subsequent spherical. Qualification additionally for Corentin Moutet, who dominated Stan Wawrinka for 2 units, earlier than seeing the Swiss surrender (6-4, 7-6). Arthur Rinderknech was the primary French qualifier, the winner of the a centesimal match of the day, in opposition to Quentin Halys (4-6, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2). Daniil Medvedev stays him within the second spherical.

Much less profitable alternatively for Concord Tan, the revelation of the final Wimbledon within the ranks of the French (eradicated within the spherical of 16). She misplaced to the winner of the 2019 version at Flushing Meadows, Canadian Bianca Andreescu after a break up match (6-0, 3-6, 6-1). Leolia Jeanjean was additionally defeated by Coco Gauff (6-2, 6-3).

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